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the time they get to high school they have a mind of their own and they think they are big boys and girls and they are adults. so we try to reach out to young people to learn how to respect other people's properties. i also was instrumental in co-producing a video and planning the second graffiti super huddle for the then-mayor gavin newsom and that was well received, well, well received by the community. other things that i do at the graffiti advisory board without them telling me what to do, usually i ask them what you want me to do and i do what they tell me to do. but some of the things that i take advantage of sitting at the board are the things that i learned such as murals. when you have a mural in your community, it really deters graffiti tagging so we happen to have a school of fine art
specializing in mural design so we get them involved in the cities, in neighborhoods, putting them up. right now we are in, this semester we are in the process of putting, painting a mural of the history of the tenderloin right there at the entrance of the little saigon and that will be done by the end of may and we have also completed a mural right in the tenderloin at eddie and mason, a big 16 by 13 feet, i believe, if my memory serves me correct. it is on the historical bristol hotel. so the mural really brings the pride of the neighborhood, it promotes safety, particularly for the families and the children living in that neighborhood. i am obviously very passionate about art and about children and about the quality of our life in san francisco. i have been living here for nearly 35 years, i have raised my two daughters here and educated
them here. i've lived and worked in this city, i love the city and i have the passion, the energy, and the resources to make sure that i make a difference in this beautiful city. i think i might be forgetting something else but i think that's enough for you guys to consider my appointment. >> you gave us plenty. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. okay, public comments. ron grant, genevive joponda >> hello, my name is ron grant of the kappa sigma fra attorney
tif. rebecca delgado rottman has been the driving force. in 2010 when i left my home in the virgin islands to pursue my education i was terrified to say the least. leaving my safe haven was no easy task. but having a mentor like miss rottman has made it easier. she demands nothing but the left of us. because of this we have been able to serve our community, hence her strategic insight has brought us to our main objective which we participate in the graffiti watch program every two weeks, myself, my brothers and numerous volunteers cover a 16-block radius in san francisco to abate graffiti. this program has grown and successfully grown into a ray of light for the students, the academy and san francisco. in
fall of 2013 we were instrumental in removing over 2,000 cigarette butts from the streets of san francisco which was an initiative spearheaded by herself. it was because of her unselfish dedication that allowed myself and other young men to develop social graces, the art of good manners, good taste and developing the power of an education. she is more than just a member of faculty or board, she is to us a friend, supporter and cheer leader. she leads by example. rebecca delgado rottman is our champion for change. >> thank you. are you running for president or something? >> good afternoon, supervisors, my name is
genevive dupond, it is my pleasure to speak in support of the reappointment of rebecca delgado rottman. i have served with her in numerous organizations. rebecca has demonstrated leadership and resources in maintaining and elevating the progress of the graffiti advisory board. she is quick to garner support and quick to coordinate with dpw, sfpd and the board. rebecca is also not shy, as you guys could tell, about expressing her enthusiasm for the work she does and promoting the work of the board by rolling up her sleeves and working beside the youth in antigraffiti and sometimes in the rain as well. it is her passion, work ethic and the ability to take a multi
generational approach to get youth to take ownership in their city by keeping it clean and beautiful. i respectfully ask for a yes vote in reappointing my good friend, miss rebecca delgado rottman. >> larry stringer, public works, deputy director of operations but more importantly the setting chair of the graffiti advisory board. i'm here to say a few brief words. i'm supporting both nominations. the graffiti advisory board needs the diversity of committee members in order to come up with creative solutions to solve the big problem that the city has. both for rebecca and john i am here supporting them, i do have eat meeting to run to and i
apologize for cutting in. >> i hope you make it to your next meeting. >> good afternoon, supervisors, i am rudy assertion, i run a nonprofit here in san francisco. i'm here because i want to offer my congratulations to rebecca rottman. the philipino community, she is one of our distinguished citizens in the community and also i am here to invite you to a luncheon on june 28. i think supervisor tang was our key note speaker last year. now you know why we are honoring her. she is a dynamic person and i think it would be a tragedy for the city of san francisco if you don't renominate her. thank you very much.
>> merilee? >> good afternoon, supervisors, and thank you for having me. there's been so much said about rebecca, i just wanted to add i am on the board of the philipino women's network and been working with rebecca delgado rottman for almost 10 years now and she is very professional, has a high level of integrity. the one thing i love about her is she finds ways to make difficult situations work and she also has a difficult time saying no to us and that's good. so i'm here to ask for your support and to reappoint rebecca. thank you. >> good afternoon, supervisors, my name is lynn jefferson and i am here, it's a pleasure to be here to talk
about rebecca delgado rottman, however a lot of the description has been taken from me. i had all these adjectives this morning because she is a pleasure to work with. i serve as president of the board of directors of tell high center and i first met rebecca in early 2012 at a neighborhood meeting and subsequently she came for a tour at tell high center and we've been in the neighborhood now serving the community since 1890, we serve 18 months old to senior citizens, six to 7 rr hundred people a day come through the doors of tell high. i thought rebecca would be an excellent candidate for our board, we recruited rebecca and we're thrilled to have her. she has offered us so much in the way of transportation, for instance, to point reyes, during summer camp season we take them on an overnight out of the city and because we get
the transportation we're able to put the money into the programs. there's so many things, there's scholarships she's offered our kids, our teens, we've got a program at galileo, rebecca took a tour and is arranging actually to get a full scholarship, four year scholarship to the academy of art. i can't say enough about her, she's passionate and she must be reappointed to the graffiti advisory board. thank you for your time. >> julie >> good afternoon, supervisors, julie su, i currently sit on the commission on the status of women and i am here to speak in support of rebecca delgado rottman on her reappointment to the graffiti advisory committee. she was the first philipino appointed in san francisco and while we
have short memories she was on the democratic committee in early 2000. she takes a community approach. she's been part of the violence -- anti-violence against women advocacy as well and much as we see with the anti-violence council where it takes a holistic approach, the community coming together with different agencies , we were able to combat homicides related to domestic violence for 44 months. and this kind of graffiti abatement takes a community approach as well and she's been a great mentor to all the students and to get them engaged, as you recognize the academy of art university has a lot of international students, it's important to get them engaged to really understand how our country works and the importance of community involvement, also reaching out to the younger students to have respect of other people's property and also to reach out to those
students who might think of art as a career. i hope you give due consideration, you have seen all the great support for her, she is a wonderful community leader, rebecca delgado rottman ?oo ?a any other public comments on this matter? seeing none, supervisor campos, supervisor tang >> well, very impressive group of candidates and i want to thank both miss ross and miss rottman for their service, this is a very important entity that oversees what happens with graffiti which is a big problem in all neighborhoods. the only problem, miss rottman, i don't know if you had enough people testifying on your behalf today. that said, it is my
pleasure to move that we move this forward to the committee. >> i have never seen a group so excited to talk about graffiti before but i see jim castille from dpw as well as mr. stinger. i think all of the work you have been doing is so great at tackling the issues when they rise and also trying to foster a sense of responsibility and pride in our neighborhood so they can be prevented as well. with that, happy to support both candidates, thank you so much for your contribution to our city. >> thank you very much, there's a motion and i'm sure both candidates are well loved, so with no objection, then the motion passes and congratulations, miss rottman i want to take a note here to say i voted for you. thank you very much.
madam clerk, item 6. >> item 6, hearing to consider appointing one member, term ending february 1, 2015, and three members terms ending february 1, 2016, to the park recreation and open space advisory committee. there are 4 seats and 4 applicants. >> great. >> okay, oh are any of the --. >> three of them. >> okay, come on up, in the order i will call you. tom. >> he's not here. >> patricia delgado >> good afternoon, supervisors, my name is
patricia delgado and i'm here to ask for your support to my renomination that would conclude my second two-year term and hopefully it will continue beyond that. i have been on the advisory board since 2009 and i am pretty much a community activist. i love my mission district. my husband and i bought property in 1988 and so we've been there ever since then. and i got involved with parks, open space, when we developed the park estados unidos and i have been interested in open space in the old industrial zones in san francisco as well as other parts of the city. so it's been a pleasure to serve at the pleasure of my supervisor. thank you, david campos. >> thank you. thank you.
nicholas belloni. >> it's nick belloni, chairman yee i am the covice president of the planning association of the richmond, i have been on this committee for a while now and i truly enjoy being part of it. i work with many relations within the park as well as within the west side of the city. supervisor tang of course is the nominating supervisor for me. i will be working for her district because i'm on the, what is it, the alternate list that you have for your second chair, for your second seat for the district. i truly just enjoy being part of it and i've done a lot of stuff. right now i'm just working on trying to make sure we have plenty of open space for everybody here in our city. any other questions? >> no. thank you.
>> good afternoon, supervisors, my name is les hilger, i am seeking reappointment for a seat i have had for the last 6 years. i have been a chair of this committee and also vice chair and i would really enjoy being appointed for the last two years, finishing up my 8 year service. thank you. >> thank you. so there's 4 designated seats and 4 people and one of them wasn't able to come, actually it's supervisor campos's appointment. i assume you are okay? >> yes. >> any public comments on this matter? seeing none, public comment is now closed. supervisor tang and campos. >> great, i am happy to forward all 4 candidates to the
full board with recommendation, especially on the west side of town it's really important what is it that we do with our open spaces and our parks. we have so many families and children in our neighborhood. i also had a legislative aide who served with you on prozac before so happy to send this forward with recommendation. >> supervisor campos. >> i'm happy to join that recommendation. i just want to make a couple points about my two nominees for district 9, pat delgado, from whom you've heard. she truly is an institution in that neighborhood and what she has done for her community goes beyond, you know, she really is incredible in terms of what she does not only for our parks, open space, but for the whole community. so i'm very grateful to pat that she is willing to serve yet again.
tom valtin is not here today because he had a long-planned family vacation at spring break for he and his family. i know tom takes this very seriously, does great work and i know he will continue to do a good job for district 9 and for the two other candidates, mr. nick belloni, i know you have done a lot of good work and have a good reputation in terms of your commitment and les hilger i have had the opportunity to work with, great to see you and have the opportunity to be involved and i know the city is better off because of that involvement. glad to see this going forward. >> no objection, the motion is passed. keep our space open. okay, madam clerk.
>> items no. 7 through 14 are settlement of lawsuits. >> before we entertain a motion to convene in closed session, is there any member of the public who wishes to speak on items no. 7 through 14? seeing none, public comment is closed. colleagues, is there a motion to convene in closed session? >> so moved. >> no during the meeting the committee voted unanimously to
forward items 7 through 14 to the fupl board with recommendation. >> can i have a motion to not disclose? >> so moved. >> madam clerk, is there anything else on the agenda. >> for item no. 3 i would ask that we rescind that vote so we can duplicate the file and separate the motions out when it goes before the board. >> say that again. >> i would ask that you rescind the vote first and then duplicate the hearing file so that we can create two separate motions so that when it goes to the full board we have two separate votes. >> okay, for item no. 3, is there a motion to rescind? >> so moved. >> no objection, so the vote has been rescinded. >> and then a duplication.
duplicate the file, a motion to duplicate? >> is there a motion? >> make a motion to duplicate file 140300, one with appointment of eddie ahn and the second with the appointment of miguel penn. >> on the first file i will take a roll call vote on seat no. 3 for eddie ahn >> cam poes, no. tang, aye. yee, aye. mr. chair, we have two ayes and one no. and for the duplicated file? >> uh-huh. >> all ayes. >> no objection, motion passes. >> anything else? >> no, that concludes our business for the day. >> the meeting is now
>> i love teaching. it is such an exhilarating experience when people began to feel their own creativity. >> this really is a place where all people can come and take a class and fill part of the community. this is very enriching as an artist. a lot of folks take these classes and take their digital imagery and turn it into negatives. >> there are not many black and white darkrooms available anymore. that is a really big draw. >> this is a signature piece. this is the bill largest darkroom in the u.s.. >> there are a lot of people that want to get into that dark
room. >> i think it is the heart of this place. you feel it when you come in. >> the people who just started taking pictures, so this is really an intersection for many generations of photographers and this is a great place to learn because if you need people from different areas and also everyone who works here is working in photography.
>> we get to build the community here. this is different. first of all, this is a great location. it is in a less-populated area. >> of lot of people come here just so that they can participate in this program. it is a great opportunity for people who have a little bit of photographic experience. the people have a lot, they can really come together and share a love and a passion. >> we offer everything from traditional black and white darkrooms to learning how to process your first roll of film. we offer classes and workshops in digital camera, digital printing.
we offer classes basically in the shooting, ton the town at night, treasure island. there is a way for the programs exploring everyone who would like to spend the day on this program. >> hello, my name is jennifer. >> my name is simone. we are going on a field trip to take pictures up the hill. >> c'mon, c'mon, c'mon. >> actually, i have been here a lot. i have never looked closely enough to see everything. now, i get to take pictures. >> we want to try to get them to
be more creative with it. we let them to be free with them but at the same time, we give them a little bit of direction. >> you can focus in here. >> that was cool. >> if you see that? >> behind the city, behind the houses, behind those hills. the see any more hills? >> these kids are wonderful. they get to explore, they get to see different things. >> we let them explore a little bit. they get their best. if their parents ever ask, we can learn -- they can say that
they learned about the depth of field or the rule of thirds or that the shadows can give a good contrast. some of the things they come up with are fantastic. that is what we're trying to encourage. these kids can bring up the creativity and also the love for photography. >> a lot of people come into my classes and they don't feel like they really are creative and through the process of working and showing them and giving them some tips and ideas. >> this is kind of the best kept secret. you should come on and take a class. we have orientations on most saturdays. this is a really wonderful location and is the real jewel to the community. >> ready to develop your photography skills?